Mother Bake Shop is serving up delicious baked goods from a small window in Kailua town. More often than not, you will find a line of customers on the sidewalk in front of the light pink store front. Most are eagerly trying to get a peek in the display window to see what delights are available.
They’ve got everything from pain au chocolat to cookies and scones, as well as more savory danishes and bagels. I didn’t get a drink on this visit, but they do have a variety of coffees and lattes available.
This was my first visit to the popular bake shop, and I was taken by the beautiful Cruffins on display. I decided to get a variety to share with family. The Cruffins were large, taller croissants with cream flavoring all the way down the middle. They were soft and fluffy like croissants, but a bit heavier and more dense because of the fillings. Two of them were topped with edible flowers, making them extra pretty.
I especially enjoyed the Pineapple Mango Black Tea. The black tea creme de patisserie was found through the middle, while the top had the fresh pineapple and mango jam. Such a nice contrast of flavors.
I can never resist a kouign amman when it’s on the menu, and this was no exception. This kouign amann was softer and more sticky than others I have tried. It was good, but I do prefer a more flaky and less caramelized sugar coating.
On a whim, I decided to try one of the savory items, as they all looked and sounded delicious too. The Miso Beets had sesame and miso roasted Ma’o Farm beets, sriracha black sesame croissant croutons, pickled carrot, and cilantro. I actually think this was the star for me on this visit. It was filling and had a great variety of flavors and textures. The sriracha gave it a slight bit of spice, too.
I definitely want to go back and try some of their cookies, breads and lattes. Have you been to Mother Bake Shop? What are your favorites? Let me know in the comments!
- Mother Bake Shop
- 131 Hekili St., Ste. 101, Kailua, HI 96734
- IG: @motherbakeshop
- open Wed-Sun 8am-12pm or till sold out; pizza on Friday from 5pm-8pm or till sold out
- Take out only